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Cliffback Residence

CompanyThe Construction Zone, Ltd.
Lead DesignersAndy Byrnes
Project LocationParadise Valley, Arizona, USA
CreditsPhotos: Bill Timmerman
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / House
Entry Description

Cliffback is nestled into the red rocks of Camelback Mountain, with expansive panes of glass reflecting the landscape and the patina of its steel skin melding into the cliffs that define this Sonoran Desert site. The parti is simple: a cleft in the landscape left behind by an existing scar fits the structure and reveals the pool and upper outdoor living. The house is a shed form rising with the steep slope of the mountain and capturing the northern valley views beyond. The house becomes one with its landscape as if it was always there, connected and part of its mountain site.